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Sparkling Wine and Food Pairing Q&A


Chances are you're going to be drinking a lot of bubbly over the next month, so knowing how best to pair food with your favorite bottle is essential. We recently spoke with Jeff Morgan, author of the Domaine Chandon Cookbook and co-owner/winemaker for Covenant Wines in Napa Valley, to get his tips on matching the right sparkling wine with the right bite. Read on as he shares everything from his pairing guidelines to what makes sparkling wine and truffled popcorn work.

Do you have any steadfast rules for pairing food and champagne?

Basically all wine and food pairings are based on guidelines. It’s not rigid. We don’t all taste things the same way. Most noteworthy about sparkling wine is its acidity. Light, fresh dishes benefit from light, fresh wine. Like the gougères [in the Domaine Chandon Cookbook], they’re light, like eating air. Salty foods and caviar, briny tastes, these are really powerful flavors and they tend to annihilate low-acid wines.

But a bright, fresh, crisp bubbly would work well. Acid cuts through oil and refreshes the palate, it’s a refreshing complement to any dish with body. There’s a reason why we put vinaigrette on seafood and shellfish, they need that acidity. Oysters have richness to them as well, and the brightness of the right bubbly puts that richness in balance. So what we have here is sparkling wine that provides both complementary and contrasting notes, thanks to its bright acidity, to create a perfect food and wine match!

Are there any foods that pair really well with sparkling wine that people might not expect?

The French onion tart is a traditional French appetizer that is a perfect match for sparkling wine. The onions have a certain sweetness and richness, so the bubbly provides a beautiful contrast. The truffled popcorn is great also. How do you turn a movie theatre snack into a fine dining experience? Add truffle oil! It’s just exquisite.

Bubbly would also go well with the foie gras risotto — it’s probably my favorite recipe in the whole book. You don’t have to worry about how to cook the foie gras because it cooks in the risotto. It’s absolutely delicious, and a total change from the risotto you’ve normally had. And it’s a slam-dunk with sparkling wine.

What is your favorite food and sparkling wine pairing?

The gougères and the truffled popcorn. They’re really simple foods that highlight the essence of the sparkling wine. Working the other direction, by virtue of the wine’s complexity, the food becomes more interesting.

What about a favorite sparkling cocktail and food pairing?

The mixed drinks are not really meant to be drunk with what I call “real food;” they’re meant to be drunk with nibble food. But the recipe we have for brandy spiced shrimp is really colorful. It’s a simple dish to prepare but it has the brandy and spice to make it really assertive. The sweetness of the shrimp and the cooked brandy can stand up to the sweetness of the ingredients in any of the sparkling wine cocktails. The Chandon Brut Mojito would be great with that. The gougères and truffled popcorn would also work well with the mixed drinks.


Are there certain varieties of sparkling wine that that pair better with food than others?

Rosé champagnes have some hints of red fruits and berries, hints of cherries, and less of a lemony citrus quality which might make them more appropriate with meats or meat-like poultry such as duck. But by and large, what counts is the texture of the sparkling wine, which is defined by the acidity. The lack or presence of acidity drives the success of a pairing.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


Best food matches for Sparkling wine

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Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.

Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING

Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.

Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.

Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce

Vegetable pakoras are a great match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing

Sydney rock oysters are a common and popular food match with NV Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors NV Sparkling is an excellent match with the delicate textures and flavours of sushi. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO

Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.

It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.

Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:

Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli

The savoury, delicate flavours prosciutto-wrapped prawns make them ideal with Prosecco. Photo: Wine Selectors

Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette

For a sensationally balanced flavour experience, match Prosecco with jamón, fig and ricotta bruschette. Photo: Wine Selectors

Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam

Prosecco’s refined fruit characters make it perfect with manchego cheese sticks and tomato relish. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ

Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.

Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.

Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:

Asian chicken wingettes

Asian wingettes are a superb match with the savoury stylings of Sparkling Rosé. Photo: Wine Selectors

Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Sparkling Rosé is a great match for the delicate, textural flavours of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Photo: Wine Selectors

White and black anchovy skewers

Black and white anchovy skewers complement the refined fruit flavours of Sparkling Rosé nicely. Photo: Wine Selectors

BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING

Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.

As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.

Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.

Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:

Salted cod tartlets

The more complex flavours of Vintage Sparkling are a good match for richly-flavoured fish dishes. Photo: Wine Selectors

Smoked salmon souffles

The flavours of smoked fish are well suited to the layered characters of a Vintage Sparkling. Photo: Wine Selectors

Chorizo mushrooms

Vintage Sparkling’s deeper, richer flavours makes it ideal with more richly flavoured plates like chorizo mushrooms. Photo: Wine Selectors

No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.


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